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DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Israel
Depart on your flight to Tel Aviv, Israel

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport proceed to your hotel to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Tonight, join your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting at approximately 6 PM, followed by a Welcome Dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 PM on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Ancient Jaffa, Sarona Market, Rabin Center
A morning walking tour introduces you to the ancient port city of Jaffa (Joppa), eternally linked with the biblical tales of Jonah and St. Peter. Tour the Ottoman buildings, continue along the winding cobblestone lanes to the reconstructed Artists' Quarter. View the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean coast. From here continue your tour that reveals the contrasting architecture of this city on the sea, pausing to admire some of the city's splendid Bauhaus buildings - more than any other city in the world. Then on to the dynamic Sarona Market complex, the heart of Israel's culinary art scene, before lunch on your own. Continue with a drive to the Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Caesarea, Wine Tasting, Nazareth, Haifa
On the drive north along the scenic Mediterranean coast you reach spectacular Caesarea, built by King Herod, considered one of the greatest builders of the ancient world. Explore this archaeological site with its Roman and Crusader ruins, including an impressive 1st-century theater still being used today and a hippodrome that once held over 20,000 people for chariot races. Afterward, arrive at a family-owned winery, where you will savor a tasting. The tour will proceed towards Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent most of his youth. Here, visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. There will be time for a brief stop at Mt. Precipice. Continue with a drive towards the shimmering seaport city of Haifa. Arrive at your hotel overlooking the bay of Haifa in time for dinner
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Baha'i Shrine, Acre (Akko), Rosh Hanikra
This morning, visit the meticulously manicured gardens and striking golden dome of the Baha'i Shrine, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here drive north to visit the port city, a stark contrast in scenery as you arrive in the timeless Crusader city of Acre (Akko). Once a thriving Ottoman city, with its bustling fishing port, stunning architecture and monuments recalling the colorful Middle Ages, walk through the Arab markets. Descend into the underground city of the Crusaders, and walk through a series of subterranean rooms and tunnels. Acre's Old City is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have lunch in Acre before taking a scenic drive past the rugged terrain of the northernmost tip of Israel and the gleaming white cliffs of Rosh Hanikra. Here, descend by cable car to the astonishing underwater grottoes and sea caves, a magical world of nature in all of its splendor. Time at leisure this evening in Haifa
Overnight: Haifa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Sunday - Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Yigal Alon Museum, Beit She'an en route to Jerusalem
Depart from Haifa and travel via verdant rolling hills to the tranquil Sea of Galilee. The drive takes you past kibbutzim that dot the area - the very beginning of Israel's concept of collective communities traditionally based on agriculture. Once you reach the shores of the Galilee Sea, visit Capernaum and view the ruins of a 1st century village. Proceed to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, where you stand in wonder at the expansive views of the entire region. Continue with an unforgettable opportunity to visit a working kibbutz and get acquainted with everyday life in this rural community, then proceed with a visit at the Yigal Alon Museum. Head south via the Jordan Valley and reach the impressive site of Beit She'an, an ancient Roman city dating back to King Saul, see the remains of an ancient city and the ongoing excavations. The day is capped by the entrance to "Golden" Jerusalem. Time to settle in at the hotel before dinner
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - The Old City of Jerusalem, Western Wall Tunnels, Herodian Mansions
The exploration of Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world, begins with a walking tour of Jerusalem within the walled Old City with its four distinct sections: the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Visit the Western Wall remains of the Second Temple, and the holiest prayer site of Judaism. You may leave a prayer note in the crevices of the wall as people of many religions have done for centuries. Your visit continues with a walk through history in the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels. Then follow the steps along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in the Christian world. Pass through the narrow alleys and souks and walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem. Next, visit a six-house compound known as the Herodian Mansions. These were the homes of aristocracy, Temple priests and their families. These dwellings bear witness to the residents' wealth and high standard of living. The remainder of the day is on your own, or attend the optional Illuminated Jerusalem, Dinner & Sound & Light Show. The evening begins with dinner before driving to the Tower of David to attend the spectacular "Sound & Light" Show that tells the story of Jerusalem accompanied by original music and virtual reality images
Optional: Illuminated Jerusalem, Dinner & Sound & Light Show (PM)
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Masada and Dead Sea
The day begins with a drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to reach the clifftop fortress at Masada, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the Zealots, learn about their brave tale and their struggle against the Romans. Visit the archaeological sites including the remains of Herod's Great Palace, a synagogue, bath houses, dwellings, and workshops, and you will discover why the symbolism of Masada remains meaningful to this day. After a visit to the Museum of Masada at the base, continue for lunch and free time to swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Changing rooms will be provided for your convenience. After a relaxing time by the Dead Sea return to Jerusalem, where the evening is at leisure to explore
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Wednesday - Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Machane Yehuda Market
This morning visit Yad Vashem, a memorial to the Holocaust. Walk through the Museum, the Children's Pavilion and along the Avenue of the Righteous, dedicated to Christians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Afterward, drive via the Supreme Court Building and the Knesset (Parliament) to the renowned Israel Museum and view the remarkable Scale Model, a miniature replica of ancient Jerusalem from the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. Return back to the pedestrian area and walk the oldest neighborhood outside the Old walled City of Jerusalem, stroll through the Machane Yehuda Market to observe daily life in Jerusalem. Dinner tonight with the group
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Sde Boker, Mitzpe Ramon en route to Eilat
Depart Tel Aviv this morning and journey south to Eilat. En route, you will travel through the Negev, first visiting Kibbutz Sde Boker, the final home and self-chosen burial site of Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. Continue on to Mizpe Ramon, where you will learn more about this fascinating up-and-coming region. Arrive in Eilat and stop at a local shop before checking in to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore this resort city, before dinner
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Day in Eilat
There's lots to do in Eilat on your leisure day. Spend the morning enjoying the Red Sea's crystal-clear turquoise waters - diving and snorkeling here is the best in the world - the underwater life can be seen clearly, including rare corals, hundreds of species of fish and much more. Sunbathe at the pool or, just pamper yourself at the hotel's spa. At night, Eilat comes alive! There's a wide choice of trendy international restaurants and a vibrant night scene. Or, participate in the optional Full Day Petra with lunch tour. Explore this amazing "Rose Red" City of Petra in Jordan, carved completely out of stone. Considered one of Jordan's greatest national treasures, the ancient city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour of Petra begins with a short walk through the narrow gorge known as the "Siq", in the shadow of massive red and pink rock walls that leads to the astonishing Treasury monument. After lunch and visits to the soaring temples, palaces and theater in this expansive city, return to Eilat
Optional: Full Day Petra with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Saturday - Negev Desert
An outdoor adventure this morning on a Jeep tour that explores the ever-changing scenery of the Negev Desert. In an open-topped jeep, travel into the Eilat mountains, following dramatic trails that highlight the rugged desert. Visit interesting sights such as the Flamingo Pools, the Doum Palms and the Evrona Spring. Hear about the history and geology of the area as you stop for desert style hospitality and refresh with warm Bedouin pita bread and sweet tea. This evening, during the Farewell Dinner, share wonderful memories of your journey with newfound friends
Overnight: Eilat
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Sunday - Eilat to Tel Aviv
Journey back to Tel Aviv today. On this leisure day, there's still opportunity to discover more pleasures in this modern cosmopolitan city. In Jaffa, search the boutiques for hand wrought silver jewelry or colorful woven gifts, enjoy a tasty falafel at the Carmel Market, or visit some of the world-class museums. Stop for dinner at a seaside restaurant, or just relax at a nearby café. An evening stroll is the perfect way to say Shalom to Israel
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Monday - Depart Israel
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Due to local events and holidays, the order of sightseeing may be changed. Details to be provided locally by Tour Manager.

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Countries Visited

Israel

Cities Visited

Haifa, Eilat, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights Deluxe accommodations
  • 3 nights Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights Haifa
  • 4 nights Jerusalem
  • 3 nights Eilat
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • Maximum 28 passengers per tour
  • 20 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Special Features

  • Walking tour of ancient Jaffa, along the winding cobblestone lanes to the Artists' Quarter
  • Visit Tel Aviv's Sarona Market and the Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center
  • Tour the astounding archaeological site of Caesarea, with its Roman and Crusader ruins
  • Travel to Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of his youth; visit the Basilica of the Annunciation
  • Discover timeless Acre (Akko) on a walking tour that takes you into the subterranean city
  • In the Galilee, view the ancient Jesus Boat, an archaeological treasure reclaimed from the sea
  • Visit Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and the astonishing Western Wall Tunnels
  • Follow the Via Dolorosa through the souks of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Ascend Masada by cable car to explore the last stronghold of the Zealots
  • Relax at a spa hotel and swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea
  • Visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the Holocaust; and view the Dead Sea Scrolls in Israel Museum
  • A jeep tour along dramatic mountain trails explores the surreal scenery of the Negev Desert
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours & gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 4 PM on Day 2 in order to attend orientation meeting and dinner.

    Upon arrival in Israel at Passport Control, you will receive an Israel Border Control / B2 Stay Permit called an "Electronic Gate Pass". Issuance of the pass replaces the need to stamp your passport. The Electronic Gate Pass is your official form of identification in Israel and must be kept in your possession at all times, and will be relinquished once you depart the country. Escorted tour group guests should bring this pass to the Welcome Meeting as your Tour Manager must record information from it to facilitate express hotel check-in during your tour. Failure to provide this pass at check-in will result in mandatory tax.


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    Accommodations

    InterContinental David Tel Aviv
    A warm welcome awaits you at the InterContinental David, a modern high-rise hotel at the southern end of the beach. Ideally located in the 'SoHo' area of Tel Aviv, near fashionable Neve Tzedek and historic Old Jaffa, the hotel offers serenity coupled with gorgeous views of the sea. The sophisticated guest rooms, furnished in warm colors offer the best in modern amenities.

    Dan Carmel
    With commanding views over the Mediterranean Sea and a breathtaking backdrop of the lofty Carmel Mountains, the Dan Carmel is known for its superb service and style. The chic lobby is a perfect place to gather or, relax at the large swimming pool. The hotel's spacious and newly refurbished guest rooms, each with private balconies, are designed with classic and elegant tones complete with luxurious comforts.

    Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
    Superbly positioned in the heart of Jerusalem, steps from the Jaffa Gate and the charming Old City, the new Waldorf Astoria Hotel wraps around an impressive inner courtyard of pale Jerusalem stone, flooded with natural light. Designed in a quietly elegant late 1920s style, Greco-Roman, Gothic, and Ottoman embellishments distinguish the fabulous façade. At the Waldorf Astoria, enviable outstanding service and luxury await you.

    Dan Eilat
    The Dan Eilat Red Sea Hotel was recently voted one of the top ten hotels in the Mediterranean and Africa by Condé Nast Traveler. The hotel is located in a spectacular beachfront setting on the magical Red Sea. Ready to welcome you are dramatic public areas with special light effects. The guestrooms and suites offer Red Sea-view balconies and state-of-the-art amenities. The Dan Eilat Hotel is additionally famed for its fine cuisine and the highest standards of service.

    InterContinental David Tel Aviv
    A warm welcome awaits you at the InterContinental David, a modern high-rise hotel at the southern end of the beach. Ideally located in the 'SoHo' area of Tel Aviv, near fashionable Neve Tzedek and historic Old Jaffa, the hotel offers serenity coupled with gorgeous views of the sea. The sophisticated guest rooms, furnished in warm colors offer the best in modern amenities.

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